The 1910 Version of “The Wizard of Oz”

I think the most poignant aspect of this original silent film is the fact that it was made during the era when practically everyone said motion pictures were a fad, sure to fade away into that realm of failed fads. Note how much the Tin Man and Scarecrow look like their future counterparts.

(YouTube Link)

More awesome Wizard of Oz rarities at Miss Cellania’s Mental Floss post.


2 Responses to The 1910 Version of “The Wizard of Oz”

  1. plfrederick says:

    Wow, very cool. It’s amazing to watch movement from the 1910’s. The costuming looks very good. That donkey-thing is hilarious.

    I appreciate you’re leaving a comment over on my blog, Small & Big. Since you’re all about the litter box, I thought you’d appreciate this: Hee hee!

    Have a great day!

  2. johnnycat says:


    On a side note, if you watch this video with the sound down and play Glenn Miller’s Greatest Hits, strange synchronicities manifest betwixt the two mediums. 🙂

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